you obese or overweight?
worrying and find out first
worst thing you can do is to be in doubt about where you
stand. So the next step you can take is to measure your BMI
or body mass index. This is an excellent indicator of what
you need to do next. In any case it is always best to
consult a doctor.
If you want to use a BMI
calculator in British units (pounds and inches), please click here.
|| Normal BMI Range
||Desirable for most middle-aged adults. Nonsmokers with a consistent BMI within this range have the lowest risk of disease and premature death. In this category, weight gain can be avoided through moderate eating habits and exercise.
||Moderately overweight, carries a slightly increased risk of weight-related health problems, such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart disease and adult-onset
diabetes. People in this group have the hardest decision to make about reducing, given the potential health risks of weight loss. To prevent the development of weight-related health problems, most people in this category should avoid gaining additional pounds by adopting a
low-fat diet and a routine of regular exercise. Weight loss for cosmetic reasons is very common here.
overweight, the risk of developing heart disease and other
weight-related conditions rises sharply. Most people should
lose weight in this category. Adult-onset diabetics in this
category should definitely reduce, since blood-sugar control
improves with weight loss.
|More than 40
overweight, you are in great danger of dying early. 80% eat
in frequent binges. Secret eating is common. Best weight
loss technique is often a fasting diet. Benefits of losing
weight clearly outstrip any dangers.
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